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Social Group: for Kids with Autism



Social Group for Kids with Autismpurpose

The purpose of the social group is to offer the opportunity for children and pre-teens with autism between the ages of 9-12 to get together and have a good time in a safe and supportive environment.  The events change each month to offer a range of fun, age appropriate activities for participants to experience with their peers.

PROGRAM STructure

Events are planned once per month.  Please check this website and/or the newsletter for this month’s event. Participants are supported by a Program Coordinator, four Support Workers and Volunteers. 
Past events have included: Art/music classes, snow tubing, Lego party, circus school, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Vancouver Aquarium, Playland, riding trains, rock climbing, laser tag and more!

SUPPORTS PROVIDED

At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent and participant collaboration.  Our staff receive training on a variety of support strategies for individuals with ASD.  Please do not hesitate to speak with our staff about strategies that should be implemented (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.) and contact the Program Coordinator, darcie@canucksautism.ca, with any questions or  concerns.

PROGRAM CRITERIA

PLEASE NOTE:  This program is for participants to attend independently. As our social programs are designed to encourage social interaction between peers, parents are asked to drop-off their children and return at the scheduled pick-up time. If your family would like to enjoy events together, please visit our Family Events page

MAY EVENT: GREAT ESCAPE
WHEN:   Sunday, May 28, 9:00am-11:00am
WHERE:  Great Escape, 20645 Langley Bypass, Unit 105, Langley, BC
WHAT:    Exploring this indoor jungle gym plus laser tag and mini golf! Participants must wear socks and shoes. 
WHO:     Children and pre-teens, 9-12 yrs
For more information, please contact Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, at darcie@canucksautism.ca. 
Online registration for this program is now closed.

JUNE EVENT: SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
WHEN:   Sunday, June 25, 3:00pm-5:00pm
WHERE:  Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 11125 124th Street, Surrey, BC V3V 4V1
WHAT:    Exploring this indoor jungle gym plus laser tag and mini golf! Participants must wear socks and shoes. 
WHO:     Children and pre-teens, 9-12 yrs
For more information, please contact Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, at darcie@canucksautism.ca. 
Online registration for this program is now open and will close on Friday, May 12th at noon.